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FULL LEASED WIRE Fnlted Prfc8fnlre Comn",-; County, 8tte. Nation-mi and irld News the day it happen! r?in all Linn County. , O Classified Ads Reach over 4,000 homes dally, and are eagerly read. It you haw any wants they will pay. Telephone IS The Albany smocrat-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No. 220 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1936 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 210 TOP HATTER GUARDING AGAINST EPIDEMICS BRINGS SOLACE CLEMENTS HAD pwirrT i HOFFMIr . AND PROSECUTORS SNOW SWEEPS BACKOPJ VISIT TO NORTHWEST DOUGLAS AhD PEEK GULLED BACK TO FOLD With tea of epidemics gripping evoj-y city and town In tne tar-ltung Hood area, every possible measure to guard Health of relief workers and refugees was taken. Here emergency workers are shown being Inoculated against typhoid at the municipal building In llarttord, Conu., one of the hardest lilt cities. MAHONEt files FOR If RACE As his chances for escaping (lie electric chair narrow, Bruno Hauptmann turns more and more to religion for solace. The Rev. J. Matthiesen (above) Lutheran minister, who has persistently avowed faith in the. .Lindbergh kidnaper's sincerity in denying the crime, is the person to whom he looks for consolation as the execution date draws near. NEW TAX BILL TO GET TIGHT Washington, March 27. Organ- ized business and the new deal wnicn nave ciasnea irequenuy. were at odds again today over President Roosevelt's $799,000,000 budget-balancing" tax program. Prompted by a republican call for pressure on congress for revision, representatives of organized business assembled data for opening hearings ptarting Monday before the house ways and means committee. Opposition was centered upon the corporate tax revision mtend- ed to tap corporation surpluses for a major portion of new revenue to finance the farm program and bonus payments. Fam organizations may also oppose the tax bill developed in three weeks of tax subcommittee hearings. House democratic leaders predicted that despite the expected opposition that a bill would be drafted along lines recommended by the tax subcommittee and that it M an thrnnir 1 IliA hntlSP $12,000101 OR PAST YEAR Position as Secretary of Townsend Clubs Paid Salary $5200 ' WEEKLY YIELDED WELL Organization Funds Pouf in at Rate of Two . Million Year ' Washington, March 27. Robert E. Clements spread out records of the Townsend Old Age pension organization on a congressional in quiry committees table today und estimated that nickels, dimes, and quarters were flowing in late last year at a rate which would net a minimum $2,333,000 annually. The resigned national secretaary of Old Age Revolving Pensions, Ltd., could not give the house committee definite figures on re ceipts of national and local Towns-end organizations, but his best es timate was for last October, No vember and December, when ths national headquarters alone received $350,000. Records Incomplete Pressed for further figures, Cle ments said receipts of OARP, Ltd., since its inception Jan. 1, 1934, were $951,964. The house committee found it difficult to get a clear picture of the Townsend financial operations because of delay on assembly ot complete records. Clements' testimony brought out the $350,000 estimated receipts oC national headquarters during, the last three months of 1935 when the organization was growing rapidly.. On the basis of his testimony., that 60 per. cent goes to : national headquarters and 40 per cent to local or . "area" groups, that would indicate income lor that period was at the rate of $1,400,000 annually tar the OARP and $9.13,000 for local groups. However, the rate of Income has varied greatly since inception of the organization at the beginning of 1934. Clements put to tal national receipts up to Dec. 31, 1935, at $711,964, but said he could not givi a definite amount collected so far in 1936. He es timated the income since January 1, 1936, at $180,000, making a to tal of $951,964 for national headquarters. Clements said his Income in 1935 was $12,585. He testified he drew down, ex clusive of expenses, a salary of $5,200 from OARP, Ltd., a Cali fornia corporation in 1935. He said that figure was Included in his federal income tax returns. He said, he drew a salary of $350 from the Townsend weekly during 1935, and dividends from the Prosperity Publishing Co., its publisher, of $6,650. He received an additional income of $385 from the company, making the total foe the year of $12,585. William Stetter, 72, Dies Thursday Night William Stetter, 72, a native of Richmond, Va., and a resident ot Albany for more than 40 years, died at his home in Albany at Second and Ellsworth streets last night, following an illness of several days. Mrs. Stetter died about three years ago. They came to Albany from Nebraska over 40 years ago and located in Albany, in the restaurant business which they followed for a number of years. They next established the Stetter gro cery on Second street which they continued to operate until the death of Mrs. Stetter. As far as known he has no relatives in the state is survived by a brother and several nephews in Nebraska. Funeral arrangements in charge of the Fortmiller funeral directors will be announced later. Ministers Invited To Wednesday Meet The Albany Ministers' Association is inviting all the ministers in Linn county and other communities near Albany to their meeting at the Hotel Albany next Wednesday. April 1, at 2 p.m. The program will Include a brief de-votional(y Rev. H. H. Hubbell, on the Interdenominational church, Albany, and a paper by Rev. F. L. Wemctt, pastor of the first Methodist Episcopal church, of Lebanon, on "The Evangelistic Task of the Church." , The secretary of the local association is taking this means ot getting word to any ministers in the county JVho desire to come since there IsTiot a complete mailing list of the present pastors in some of the smaller communities. BUSINESS VISITORS Fred and Cecil Harrison of Ash Swale were business visitors upending Thursday in Albany, SWAPWORDS Governor Declares Would . Reprieve Bruno if Law Allowed FRAME-UP IS CHARGED Ladder Evidence Planted, Says Expert Called by Defense Trenton. N. J-, March 27. Gov. Harold G. Hoffman said today that if he had the right to grant Bruno Richard Hoffman a reprieve lie would do so "because I am more firmly convinced than ever that Hauptmann was not given a trial in line with what we consider to be American standards of justice." In a statement" issued from his office the governor did not say definitely, however, that he would ncprieve the slayer of the Lindbergh baby who is scheduled to die Tuesday night. His statement was a reply to angry accusations made last night by Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck of Hunterdon county. Bruno Framed, Charged Trenton, N. J., March 27. A federal government employe, engaged by Gov. Harold G. Hoffman as a wood expert, told Attorney General David T. Wilentz today that he could Drove that Bruno Richard Hauptmann was "framed." i He asked Wilentz to prevent ! Hauptmann's execution Tuesday to permit development of his evidence. Wilentz refused flatly. Both he and Prosecutor Anthony M- Hauck of Hunterdon county,. . whare. Hauptmann was convicted of murdering Charles A. Lindbergh, jr., declared open war with Gov. Hoffman, who accompanied the government employe, Archibald Loncy of the oiyjait- merit of the interior, in an exami nation of Hauptmann's old home in New York yesterday. Hauck indirectly accused Hoffman's own investigators of taking the evidence upon which Loney based his claim. "I'm sick of the governor's actions," he said. "If he tries to reprieve Hauptmann I'll fight him in court. 1 think the legislature should investigate." Wilentz tolj Loney he had had more than a year to study the wood. A feeling grew in Trenton that Molfman might nevertheless at- tempt to stay the execution. He is in -so unenviable a political posi - Hon as a result of sponsoring , Hauptmann s cause, mat ne migni well take a gambler's last-straw chance to pull the lut out of the tire. SCIO BOARD WILL SCAN CHANCE FOR NEW HIGH SCHOOL Scio (Special) Tentative assurance that the Scio school board will cooperate in the movement started this week for a new $35,000 fireproof high school building in this city was given late Wednesday afternoon when a committee of local business men met with the board for detailed discussion and consideration of the proposition. The plan contemplates availing the opportunity extended by the PWA program whereby the federal government will make an absolute grant of approximately $15,000 and will negotiate a loan with the Scio school district for $20,000 for 30 years at 3 per cent. As required by PWA regulations, an engineer and an architect are to make preliminary surveys as to probable costs, etc., and if agreeable, a formal application will be made by the school board for the necessary, funds. Qualified school voters of Scio district 95 are to give the final disposition of the question as to whether the building shall be erected. KSi $(). '.ia. Thursday phn)ae rVlacy for nom-TiA'a on the democratic ticket to the office of Linn county as sessor. He is the first prospective opponent to County Assessor W. C. Templeton thus far to appear, though the two will not clash, if at all, until after the primaries. Miller will appwid to hisrtSKie (pii the ballot tfcWatemer.'JA ,i:;iuvtr uui ii tnu.,. vji iuiu iuuii- or Miller's filine leaves but one (Qfice, that of county school superintendent, without present prospect of a conttjt on the county slate. Movie Party Snowbound in Idaho Forests by Sudden Storm SOUND AREA COVERED Heavy Rains, Winds Hit Oregon, Washington; Dust Is Reported Lewiston, Idaho, March 27. Snow today trapped a motion picture party of 35 on location in the Clearwater national forest 105 miles northeast of here. A search party left the .movie camp again today to look for two truck drivers who went out to oien up roads and were many hours overdue. A three-day blizzard piled up 14 feet of snow at the camp. Clos ed roads leading into it and broke down telephone lines. No organized party was being sent from Lewiston, but a snowplow went in to open up a road from headquarters. Seattle Covered Seattle, March 27. An uncx pected. "spring" snowstorm hit Puget Sound areas today. Residential districts in Seattle were blanketed with a two-inch fall of wet, heavy snow and down town streets were churned into slush by automobile traffic It was snowing heavily in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and adja cent areas.- Tacoma reported two inches and Everett about an inch. A minimum of 34 degrees was reported here. The freak storm followed winds of gale- .velocity that, carried dust over a wide area of the state late yesterday. Rainfall Heavy Portland, Ore., March 27. Nearly an inch of rain fell here in seven hours before noon today, with more rain, or perhaps snow. forecast for tonight and tomorrow. The weather bureau measured .91 of an inch of rainfall between 5 a. m. and noon. The wind was blowing in pow erful gusts which were measured up to 50 miles an hour al tjwan Island airport. RAIN AND MELTING SNOWS AND DANGER OF MIDWEST FLOOD Chicago, March 27. Itain and melting snow brought new flood dangers today to Kentucky, Minnesota and southwestern Wiscon sin. Huin in Louisville and above Cincinnati swelled the Ohio river closer to the danger point in Ken tucky. The weather bureau at Louisville warned residents of the increasing seriousness of river conditions. Coast guardsmen who rescued 2,000 persons in the east arrived at Louisville with two amphibian planes to direct the movement of rescue boats. The steamer Kana-kakee and fleets of motor boats and fiatboals were organized to help families evacuate where necessary. Minnesota weather bureau olfi-cials said a sudden thaw follow ing the six-inch snowfall Thurs day might cause serious flood con ditions in southern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin. LEAVE FOR FRISCO Mr. and Mrs. Clyde A. Davis of Albany left today for San Francisco where Mr. Davis is to enter a diescl engineering school. AUNTHET BY ROBERT QUILLEN ft ' Vm " M.1 "I don't know whether It's love or laziness, but I'd rather do without than cook just for myself when Pa's nilin'." (CoPTrtiht, IMI, poblubtff RmdlcaU) FIRST BATCH OF PENSION CHECKS DUE ON APRIL 1 Portland, Ore., March 27. The fU"st batch of pension checks un-deii the federal-state old age assistance program will be sent out by the state relief committee April 1 to needy aged in 10 counties Baker, Columbia, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Union, Willowa, Washington and Yamhill the committee decided at a meeting Thursday afternoon. Those counties have been paying pensions on the first day of the month and the state relief committee, taking over the pension administration heretofore handled by the 36 counties, will avoid delay and hardships on recipients. These first checks will be for the amount the counties have been paying. When investigation has determined what sums will be paid in individual cases under the new program, checks for the balance will be mailed, before the end of April. In May and thereafter, checks will reach all pensioners before the fifth of the month. Garden Club Hans Spring Show Friday Albany Garden Club will hold a spring flower show in the City hall on Friday and Saturday, Aoril 3 and 4. While the show is being sponsored by the Garden club, any one is welcome to bring flowers. En tries will be received up to noon on Friday, the 3rd, when the judging will take place. Classification entry lists are being pre pared by the committee and will be published at a later date. Making pictures cut out of magazines and seed catalogs, will be a new feature of this show, details of which will appear in the entry list next week. Tea and home-made cookies will be served in the afternoon of both days, and a plant sale will be staged. The funds realized from this project go towards financing and marking the J. K. Weather ford Memorial Tree, in Takenah park (Albany's Christmas tree), A program will be given on Fn- day evening The purpose of the show is to awaken the citizens of Albany to the possibilities of the community, and to encowage the flower-loving public to have gardens. No admission will be charged. U. S., Mexican Lost Plane; Former New-Dealer Asked to Give Assistance in Cost Cuts TWO DRIVES START Senate Group, President's Committee Tackle Big Problem Washington, March 27. A prominent critic of the New Deal spending program is being called hack to assist in efforts to cut down the cost' of government, it was learned today. Lewis Douglas, who resigned as director of the buduet after controversy over the financial operations of the Roosevelt ad ministration, has been asked to help cleai away some of the ex pensive superstructure of ledcr. al government. The proposed return of Doug las to participation in government affairs was revealed while consideration was being given to a proposal to return still another outstanding new deal critic, George N. Peek, to the family ol New Deal advisers. Peek has been proposed for the chairmanship of the federal for eign trade board which would be created under a bill now pending in congress. Two companion efforts to trim away millions of dollars in the expense of maintaining the central government have been started One is through a committee named by President Roosevelt to investigate the situation which has de veloped through the setting up of multitudinous and costly New Deal emergency agencies. TAX BURDEN BADLY DISTRIBUTED, SAYS KIWANIS SPEAKER The tax burden is badly'distrib-uted, in the opinion of Wm. Mc-Gilchrist, jr., of Salem, who spoke yesterday before Albany Kiwanis club. The speaker admitted that he had studied the tax question a great deal, but that as yet he knows little about the theory of taxation. It is a big subject, he said, and few men are competent . I" MUSS -"u"s v .- - was in Scotland not long ago and cited the example of his uncle, a butcher, who pays 257r of his income in taxes. In one village rental property is not taxed until it is rented. In another village the rent er pays a tax in addition to nis rent. For instance, if a house rented for $20 a month the renter would pay that amount plus 60"n tax. or a cost of Idz a montn. in addition, the owner would pay an other 60'n tax, which would leave him $8 a month out of his $20 rent. But, when the property is not rented no tax is paid. The present system of assessment and taxation is confiscatory, said the speaker. Assessment should be on the basis of current values or earning ability, he said, He cited a farm that, a few years! ago was worth $25,000 but now I mav be worth but $10,000. Yet, he said, this farm is assessed on the same basis at it was when worth more money. Taxes in Oregon have doubled since 1913. In some states they have -mounted to three and four times the 1913 figure. The people themselves are to blame for this, said McGilchrist. The bonded debt of municipalities in the United States is more than 20 billion dollars. Instead of reducing taxes, states eo deeper and deeper in ! debt. And the yarious groups of taxpayers fight each otner to avoid payment of this load. The landowner tries to shift the burden to business and income. The man who has his savings and investments in bonds and securities fights to place the burden on real property. The value of real property in the United States is 129 bil- (Pleue Turn to Pftff Two) CONVICTION UPHELD Denver, Colo., March 27. The conviction of Ben B. Laska, Uen . , .:.i ivcr attorney, cnargea wim N', '" "'"S and ransom of Charles , Urschel. Oklahoma City mil lion- aire, was aiunneu nud u uic J U. S. Circuit COUrt Of appeals, J. D. RAY FINED $25. JAILED v-xj. u. tuoc; nay, jwuiiiy t--f-pellor" salesman, fias fined S25 Ad costs in ' justice court today by Judge Olliver, and because he coud not pay was given the alternative of a 12-day jail sentence. He pleaded guilty to the charge of selling stock medicine in unlabeled packages. without change i Taxes in this country are not As tentatively drawn the bill particularly excessive according to calls for a tax on undistributed , old country standards, said McGil-corporate earnings to raise $591.-I christ, but too much of the burden 000,000 and a "windfall" tax on ' is on real property. It is his belief uncollected processing taxes to i that property should pay taxes ac- During tlio European crisis brought on by Hitler's resumption of the "Watch on the Rhine," Anthony Eden, who played an importunt role in steering the Ciiiitlnout nwny from war, seems from this pieliire to huvo gone "high lint" literally. 'Anyway, the natty Rritlsh foreign minister is shown leaving, not a bull, lint a conference of the Locnrno powers na Oeinmny's renrina-luent of the Itliinelnnd. L TOLD TO ITU Alcoholic liquors have deleter' irtus effects upon the human syS' lem. no matter how small the amounts consumed may be, Maude Aldrich, Portland, state di rector of the W- C. T. U., told th Linn county W. C. T. U. institute at its closing session in the United Presbyterian church last night, Miss Aldrich illustrated her talk with the story of Tour dogs which were used experimentally in a test of alcoholic tolerance during scientific investigation. The dogs were named Nig, Topsy, Bum and Tipsy, she said, for toe sake convenience. Nig and Tops wcr permitted to live normal lives while Bum and Tipsy were given small amounts of alcohol mixed with their milk feedings. The two latter dogs became per netually stupid and inactive whil the other two thrived, Miss Aid rich declared. At the meeting Mrs. Lena Hus man. president ot the local W. C T. U., presided. Rev- Virgil Halbig, pastor of the Christian church led the devotional session. Mrs. Verna Johnston was pianist. A feu t urc of the evening meet ing was the reading of the five en tries in the W. C. T. u. medal col test which were adjudged earlier in the" week, but which were re uealed lust night, as follows: "The Empty Spot," bv Donald Height "Shall They Go Free?", by Luc Jacobs; "The Knights of the L. T L.." by Jerry Lee Miller, winner of the contest; "The Trap," by Gladys Morlcy and "Only a rac' torv Girl," by Frances Miller. Speaking along lines similar to those discussed by Miss Aldrich in the evening, Dr. J- P. Bray pastor of the Tangent Methodist church, Soutli, yesterday morning addressed the opening session. Dr. Bray discussed the effects of alco hol upon the physical, moral and spiritual welfare of the individual and the nation. The session was opened by de-votionals by Rev. Halbig, followed by papers read by Mrs. F. M. Clinton, Albany, on the topic "Christian Citizenship," and by Mrs. J. N. Johnston on "Child Welfare." Six-year-old Oron Hornback gave a reading "The Animal stnrp." nnH ns an encore sans "Look Not Upon the Wine." O At a covered dish luncheon served at noon Mrs. Huth Tooze, Salem, director of W. C- T. U. young people's work, led in singing; Rex Putnam, city school superintendent discussed the relationships of repeal of prohibition to youth, emphasizing the statement that all new custumers of liqour aealers areLfing recruited from among youw, rather than adults', George Richards, president of the Men's BrotherlOod here stressed importance of keeping representatives in congress in touch with temperance progress of organizations furthering it. Miss Aldrich also stressed importance of contacting congressmen, and talks were given by Rev. J. B. Patterson, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, and (PImm Turn to fv Two) I0U0R EFFECT Salem, Ore., March 27. Willis Mahoney, mayor of Klamath Falls, was put in the race for the demo cratic nomination for United States senator today when W. H. Treece, Portland auto refinance man, and Verne Williams, Portland, editor of the Oregon Dem- ccrat, came here to file for him- Mahoney's slogan was given as "For Roosevelt, Development of TOrcgon and 100 per cent-Town- send plan. Another Townsendite, Theodore G. Nelson, Salem republican, also filed for the post held by Charles L. McNary, Oregon's senior United States senator and minority floor leader of the upper house. On good authority it was said that Jack E. Allen, Pendleton, ex-administrator for the Oregon liquor control commission and former state senator from Umatilla county, would be a candidate for the democratic nomination for state treasurer. Rufus C. Holman, incumbent, will be a candidate for re-election. Sen. W. E. liurke of Yamhill county will oppose Holman on the republican ticket. U. S. Burt, Corvallis, president ot the Young Democratic League of Oregon, has already filed. Alfred P- Dobson, Portland attorney, was said to be ready to seek the democratic nomination again for attorney-general. Dobson ran against Attorney-General Van Winkle four years ago. Other filings: L. H. McMahan, Salem, for re-election as circuit court judge in Linn and Marion counties; Harfy R. Wiley, republican, and Fred Dawson, democrat, both of Albany and both for Linn county representative, Charles L. Paine. Eugene, repub lican for national committeeman. AEGERTEIl ESTATE FILED According to the petition of D J. Aegerter for appointment us administrator of the estate of his father, the late David Aegerter consists of $400 in real property. The petition was granted yester day in probate court. FROM CRABTREE Colie Gaines, a prominent farmer and stock man of the Crabtree community, was an Albany visi- tor tnursday. Fliers Hunt Crash Kills 14 j Tlte Kerman victims Included rrina- aooii oi senaunDourg-Lippe, last of the German ruling ; princes to abdicate after the world j war; his wife. Princess Elisabeth, whom he njrricd in 1920 in defiance of the royal marriage laws, and Baron Sigismund von Steibor. Cause of the crash vus a mystery. . y ra se siou.uou.uun. uiner sources are estimated to yield $108,000,000 the first year. Rain Fails to Halt Parade for Carnival Rain today failed to cause postponement of the Albany high school carnival parade, which wr.s held, however, more or less "under cover." Instead of marching, the costumed Individual entries rode dry-shod and dry-headed for the most pait, in sedans. Floats were driven to cover, and with the exception ot a few did not appear. The procession coursed the business district at noon. The carnival tipens at the Albany armory at 7:30 o'clock tonight, with a full program of entertainment in store. ' From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond "Belligerent Dean Boys Fall in Line With the Cards." Dizzy and Daffy, the two Dean boys, have always been known for making a noise: out on the dia- mond down the street, on noisier pair you seldom would meet. But Dizzy's not daffy, when selling his wares, and so he holds out at long as he dares and then puts name on the i famed dotted i line, and Daffy i immediate !y walks up to sign. feel that the boys itr i: ui-i-un k n-t-i nidi me uuvs ivnran'i i ,.!, tfie traffic wt"ul. bear: the ball club is quite as mird-boilcd as they and will quickly release them ti-A.. TV., oarno nf hhji rfmr,nH active youth, aMiat soon is gone and one's ageiriim truth. As soon as they fail to deliver the goods, the Cardinals will send them right back to the woods: they'll say they not running an old people's home and, if you can't deliver, you're welcome to roam, so Dizzy and Daffy did just as we should: made the most of their getting, while the getting was good. mi Douglas, Ariz , March 27. Unit- Marks, 31; Paul C. Swasey, 34, cd States and Mexican army units manaKer of a Pnocnix drug store, searched the wild country between ...... . . . here and Tucson today for an airand John Bowles, 35, junior cham-liner missing for over 30 hours ber of commerce official, with its pilot and three passengers. I Among the passengers was Har- I Mexico City, March 27. The old A. Marks, prominent Phoenix crushed, burned bodies of 14 vic-attorncy and executive of the Na- j tuns of a mysterious mountain actional Junior Chamber of Com-;P'ane crash were brought to the mcrce. capital today to be cremated. The plane was last seen at 11:15 I Eight Germans, two of them of p. m. Wednesday when it took off I royal blood and a third a noble-here for Tucson and Phoenix. I man: an Austrian and a Hungar-Little hope was held for the safety i inn, the plane's passengers, and an of the occupants. American, two MtiA ans and a Gen. Jovenito Espinosa, Mcxi-! Costa Rican, the CrKv, perished, can army commander at Sonora, i Tfer- American was Co-Pilot ordered six planes and 500 troops ! A.rtyn Borchers, 31, of Philadel-to search below tJi.n American : phla. .o '0 TV border. American U?rmy planes aided private cra.'t on the Ameri can side. The plane, a four-seat Cessna cabin model, was (fted by Paul Odneal, 30, vetcraiVavot and own er of the Copperclad Airways of Phoenix. It looK off here lor Phoenix Wednesday night. Odneal was accompanied by

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